Watch HTV-6 undocking live

HTV-6 supply ship. Credits: ESA/NASA

HTV-6 supply ship. Credits: ESA/NASA

Today the Japanese cargo supply ship HTV-6 will leave the International Space Station after 46 days. The cargo ship arrived 12 December and was captured using the Station’s Canadarm by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet. 

The vessel brought 12 tonnes of supplies including new batteries that were installed on a spacewalk and mini-satellites that were launched from the Space Station.

Watch live today from 15:00 GMT as Thomas and Shane operate the robotic arm to send it on its way, to burn up harmlessly as it reenters Earth’s atmosphere. Release is planned for 15:30.



  • Michèle Escudéro says:

    Merveilleux et fantastique pour nous rivés à notre Superbe Terre que certains abîment tellement. Profitez bien de votre expérience. Au plaisir de vous voir à la TV à votre retour.

  • chinta baffert Lachmy says:

    thank you for sharing these rare moments of the life on the ISS ; i’m deeply interested in what you do even if i’m not a scientific. I appreciated the comments done from the earth at Houston center. Thank you for interesting the young ones to these experiences done in such conditions. Congrats for all you do. I thank also my little student in India who wants to become an aeronautical engineer and is studying hard for it. I hope he will fulfill his dreams and we’ll help him !

  • Bonjour Monsieur Thomas une question sur les photos qui sont très belles pourquoi on voit pas la neige sur les photos comme celles de la Suisse merci beaucoup pour votre travail

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